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Note : Local Identifier: chs_061 Tim Stoen (dark blue), Stephan Jones (light blue), Jim Jones (red), Patty Cartmell (holding bug), Carolyn Layton (red windbreaker), Lew Jones, (blue shirt), Archie Ijames (yellow checkered shirt), Joyce Touchette. 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Land use, Reclamation of land
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_181 Mark Gosney (left, striped shirt), Kimo Prokes (right, green shirt). 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Children, Boys
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_178 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Infants, Nursery schools, Nurseries
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_179 Chaeoke Jones (top center, shirt with stripe), Summer Simon (front). 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Infants, Nursery schools, Nurseries, Children
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_101 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Children, Older people
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_176 Henry Cannon (tall boy in rear). 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Children, Performances, Play (Recreation), Pavilions
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_185 (l to r) unidentified, Darrell Green, Harriett Tropp, Jim Jones, unidentified, unidentified. 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Water carriers, Irrigation, Farming, Agricultural Laborers,...
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_145 (l to r) Jim Jones, unidentified, Lee Ingram (orange shirt), Christa Amos (far right). 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Guests
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_066 (l to r) Chuck Beikman (partially blocked), Anthony Simon, Phil Blakey (partially blocked), Jerry Livingston, Les Matheson, Jim Jones. 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Clearing of land, Reclamation of land, Land use
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_096 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Children, Boys, Group portraits
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_103 (l to r) Harriet Tropp, John Victor Stoen, Jim Jones, unidentified, Carolyn Layton. 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Guests, Boys
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_099 Martin Amos (middle). 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Boys, Play (Recreation)
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_123 (l to r) Darrel Green, William Cole Klingman (partially obscured), Jimmy Bishop aka Jimbo Jones, unidentified. 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Children, Play (Recreation), Boys
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_025 (l to r) Eileen Renee Jackson, Pinkie Jones (orange top), Vera Ingram (Biddulph), Judy Flowers , woman in pink dress at left, Rennie Kice. 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Eating & drinking, Picnics, Teenagers
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_130 (l to r) Mary Griffith, Tom Grubbs, Jan Wilsey, Ronnie Beikman, Darren Swinney. 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Agricultural facilities, Nurseries (Horticulture)
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_175 Trisha Cartmell (adult in back, center). 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Children, Play (Recreation)
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_054 Among those pictured: Joyce Douglas (last row, upper right), Lianne Harris (with glasses, next to Douglas), Christa Amos (lower right, hands on thighs), Martin Amos (center right, red shirt, next to boy making peace sign), John Victor Stoen (center, in overalls), Danny Beck (center, striped shirt), Dov Lundquist (middle left, blond curly hair), Hassan Smith (partially blocked, in front of yellow balloon). 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Children, Group portraits
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_167 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Guests, Diplomats, Government officials
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_152 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Children, Eating & drinking
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_010 Among those present: Anita Kelly, Ronnie and Tommy Beikman, Patty Houston, Kelly Grubbs, Rick Cordell, Becky Beikman, Neva Sly, Tom Grubbs, Robert Houston, Clifford Gieg, Norman Ijames, Jimmy Jones, Jr., Jan Wilsey, Betty (Kim Yoon Ai) Tschetter, Sylvia Grubbs, Ava Cobb, Clark and Kelly Grubbs, and Brenda Cobb. 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Entertainment, Audiences, Children
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_081 Jim Jones (seated left), Charlie Touchette (seated right), Tommy Bogue (front), Phil Blakey (standing rear). 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Meetings
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_087 Ellie Beam (left), Lee Ingram (behind Beam), Mike Prokes, photographer Ricky Greene (with camera), Guyana Education official Fitz Carmichael. 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Entertaining, Guests, Government officials, Eating &...
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_151 (left row) Lee Ingram (in hat), Charlie Touchette (right end), (right row) Carolyn Layton, Harriet Tropp, Russell Moton, guest, Larry Schacht, Mike Prokes. 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Pavilions, Guests
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_165 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Water carriers, Irrigation, Farming, Agricultural Laborers,...
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_082 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Aerial views
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Description : Amateur movie recording Jim Jones preaching at the Peoples Temple Church in Los Angeles during a likely healing service. Includes brief clips of scenes from the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 41 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, Jones, Jim,...
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_083 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Houses, Dwellings
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_174 Trisha Cartmell (adult leading singing). 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Children, Singing
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_072 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Monkeys, Clearing of land, Reclamation of land, Construction
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_058 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Churches
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_035 Paulette Jackson? (in orange), Mary Lou Clancey (pale v-neck), Beatrice Orsot (red, white & blue, glasses, center) with Kathy Richardson (on left), Penny Kerns (white shirt, blazer) holding hand of Jimmy Bishop, Mike Carter (in navy blue with sunglasses, back right). 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Bus travel, Buses
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_037 (l to r) Maryann Casanova, Darlene Ramey, Florida Johnson, Connie Frohm, Billy Oliver. 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Audiences, Outdoor religious services, Bus travel, Women
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_071 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Older people
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_163 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Agricultural productivity, Farming, Gardening, Agricultural...
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_121 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Construction, Utility poles
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_091 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Children, Entertainment, Concerts, Singing, Singers, Pavilions,...
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_028 (l to right) Jim Randolph (next to VW bug, right front tire), Archie Ijames ( in front of VW), Jack Arnold Beam (center) behind Laura Johnston (blue dress, in profile), Cleveland Jackson (in black shirt, sandals) Cleve Swinney (far right) behind Don Swinney. 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Bus travel, Buses
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_155 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Children, Agricultural productivity, Farming, Gardening,...
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Abrupt splices throughout. Tramlines, existing tape splices. Description : Amateur movie recording Jim Jones promoting Jonestown by showing and describing its amenities, including chicken coops, pastures, the piggery, warehouses, crops, living quarters, heavy machinery, and the radio tower. Includes footage of Jones interviewing Jonestown children, and Pop and Mom Jackson. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, Jones, Jim,...
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_173 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Birds, Animals
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_090 (l to r) Guyana Education official Fitz Carmichael, reporter Steve Narine, Mike Prokes (rear), unidentified official, photographer Ricky Greene (with camera). 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Guests, Entertaining, Government officials
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_142 (l to r) Jerry Livingston, Greg Frost, Les Matheson (seated), Phil Blakey. 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Young adults, Clearing of land, Reclamation of land, Land use
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_070 (l to r) Jim Jones, unidentified, Davis Solomon, Kevan Grubbs, Ronnie Beikman, Jerome Simon. 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Construction, Boys, Teenagers
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_064 Jim Jones in hat. 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Land use, Reclamation of land, Clearing of land
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_057 Among those pictured: Tad Schroeder (front), Hassan Smith (center, facing camera), Dov Lundquist (blond child, rear left), Danny Beck (red hair, third from back), Debbie Schroeder (adult woman in rear), Scott Thomas (adult man, very back). 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Children, Group portraits
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_200 Eileen McCann (front, right). 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Women, Cookery, Food
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_033 Jimmy Cordell (blond boy, plaid suit far left), Lisa Wright (seated, with book looking up). 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Rest stops, Bus travel, Older people
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Much of the footage after 00:01:55 is overexposed. Description : Amateur movie recording early Jonestown scenes, including residents sharing a large meal together. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 12 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_169 Anthony Simon (center), Phil Blakey (far right). 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Agricultural productivity, Farming, Agricultural Laborers,...
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_004 (l to r) Mark Cordell, Larry Swinney, Kim Tschetter, Tom Grubbs or Bob Houston (with microphone), Judy Houston (lower right), Lew Jones (far right, shirt with yellow collar). 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Children, Entertainment, Singing, Performances
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_013 (l) Sharon Swaney Cobb, (r) Ava Cobb. 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Churches, Picnics, Eating & drinking
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : No image in tail section. Description : Amateur movie recording singer Deanna Wilkinson and band performing a Jonestown-inspired version of the song "You are so beautiful to me" at the Jonestown pavilion. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 31 Rights : Rights are owned by the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_199 Chuck Beikman (yellow shirt, rear). 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Adults, Children, Group portraits, Walkways
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_131 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Entertainment, Women, Performances, Singing, Singers
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_014 Women (l to r) Judy Meade Merriam, Chris Kice, Laura Johnston. 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Social life, Dinner parties, Young adults
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_062 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Land use, Reclamation of land, Clearing of land
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_135 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Men, Tractors, Agricultural Laborers, Agricultural machinery...
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Exteriors are overexposed. Description : Amateur movie recording early Jonestown scenes, including fields and crops, and residents sharing a large meal together. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 11 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_107 Brian Bouquet (sax), Dianna Wilkinson (with microphone), John Harris (trumpet). 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Entertainment, Musicians, Concerts, Performances, Pavilions,...
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_162 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Cookery, Food, Older people
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_129 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Girls, Parrots
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_138 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Construction, Housing, Office buildings, Storage facilities,...
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_060 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Young adults, Teenagers
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_009 (l to r) Judy Ijames, Norman Ijames, Mr. Richardson, Rosie Ijames, Archie Ijames, unidentified, Kathy Stahl. 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Eating & drinking
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Very dark for evening material at end. Description : Amateur movie recording young men playing basketball and children playing at Jonestown. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 25 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
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Note : Leader section in film from 00:03:17-00:03:26. Description : Amateur movie recording an early visit of Jim and Marceline Jones to Jonestown, including footage of their arrival and of Jonestown residents promoting the settlement. Includes aerial views of Georgetown and Jonestown. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, Jones, Jim,...
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_137 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Children, Teachers, Boys
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_080 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Children, Play (Recreation), Playgrounds, Boys
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Note : Local Identifier: chs_038 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Bus travel
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Description : Amateur movie documenting the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana. Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 17 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Finding Aid : Peoples Temple records Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, Jonestown (Guyana)
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Description : Amateur movie recording a performance of the song "Yesterday" by a woman singer and band and a comedy skit at the Jonestown pavilion. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 26 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie
Note : Local Identifier: chs_029 (left foreground, back to camera) Cleveland Jackson, facing Jim Jones (right). 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Preaching, Religious meetings, Religious services, Religious...
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_003 (l to r) Wanda Kice, Helen Swinney (in apron), Rheaviana Beam, unidentified. 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Cookery, Kitchens, Women
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
Note : Local Identifier: chs_076 35mm color slide.
Topics: californiarevealed, Peoples Temple, Children, Boys, Girls
Source: Slide: 1 Page of 1
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Description : Amateur movie recording aerial views of Georgetown, Guyana, and Jonestown scenes, including crops, the chimpanzee Mr. Muggs' cage, and buildings. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: Super 8mm Collection Guide : Peoples Temple Records Call Number : MS 3800; Film reel 27 Rights : Rights are owned by the California Historical Society (CHS). CHS has given permission to...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peoples Temple, Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission, home movie